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Music Scholars

Program Overview

The Music Scholars program is designed for students to enhance the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis community with their musical talents while pursuing academic goals in the sciences.

Applications are welcome from vocalists, brass players, woodwinds players, percussionists, and jazz musicians. Preference may be given to areas of need, such as low brass, double reeds, and vocalists. A limited number of music scholars will be selected annually.

Under the guidance of the University’s director of music activities and the music scholars program advisors, scholars will be assigned to participate in appropriate music ensembles that may include the Royal Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pit Orchestra and/or annual musicals. Scholars will also serve as a student advisory board to the University’s music program and assist in administration of the program as directed by the program advisor.

How to Apply

To apply for the program, submit:

  1. A completed Application for Admission
  2. Application essay (500-700 words)
    Describe your musical experience (instruments, ensembles, events, etc.) and explain why music remains a priority to you as a student at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or trainer who is familiar with your musical abilities or who directed one of your musical performances.
  4. Optional: Any other materials that you believe will help represent your talent (resumes, links to videos of your playing, etc.). Be creative!

Application materials should be submitted by email to thomas.goehring@uhsp.edu. The message’s subject line should read Music Scholars Application.


  • February 1: Deadline for all application materials
  • February 19: Finalist notifications

Finalists will be contacted to schedule on-campus auditions and interviews. Auditions will consist of a prepared solo that best represents the student’s musical abilities, as well as scales, exercises and sight reading as appropriate. 

Have Questions?

For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.446.8167 or financialaid@uhsp.edu.

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